First edition Ulysses, sketches by Yeats the top selling lots

Auction results: Strong prices for Midleton whiskey, first editions and diamond rings

Gerard Dillon, Near Moyard

Gerard Dillon, Near Moyard

 

Auction results

Whyte’s, 38 Molesworth Street, Dublin 2. Christmas Auction, December 9th. Lot 229, first edition of James Joyce’s Ulysses, €19,000 (€7,000-€10,000). Lot 254, Fabergé egg, €5,100 (€2,000-€3,000). Lot 285, Midleton 30-year-old Pure Pot Still Irish whiskey, €4,400 (€2,000-€3,000). Lot 286, Midleton 26-year-old whiskey, €4,400 (€1,000-€1,500). Lot 287, Midleton 25-year-old whiskey, €4,200 (€1,000-€1,500). Lot 253, arts and crafts silver porringer, €2,800 (€2,000-€3,000). Lot 267, Tag Heuer Carrera Calibre 16 wristwatch, €2,100 (€2,000-€2,500). Lot 11, Francis Bacon exhibition poster, €1,800 (€800-€1,200). Lot 185, John Luke Farmhouse, Ballyaghagan, pair of woodblocks, €1,400 (€600-€800). Lot 256, silver greyhound, €460 (€150-€200). For more results see whytes.ie

First edition of Ulysses
First edition of Ulysses

 Adam’s, 26 St Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2. Important Irish Art, December 5th. Lot 93, Oisin Kelly, Children of Lir, €36,000 (€30,000-€50,000). Lot 73, Erskine Nichol, It Won’t Slip This Time, €32,000 (€15,000-€25,000). Lot 28, Gerard Dillon, Near Moyard, €30,000 (€30,000-€40,000). Lot 33, Daniel O’Neill, Jeanie, €23,000 (€10,000-€15,000). Lot 92, Rory Breslin, Mask of the Atlantic, €17,000 (€6,000-€8,000). Lot 63, Michael Farrell, The Third Very Real Irish Political Picture, €15,000 (€20,000-€30,000). Lot 41, Louis le Brocquy, Battersea Boy, €14,000 (€10,000-€15,000). Lot 48, FE McWilliam, Peace B, €12,000 (€8,000-€12,000).  Lot 43, Louis le Brocquy, Image of Samuel Beckett, €12,000 (€12,000-€16,000). For more results see adams.ie

Adam’s, as above. Fine Jewellery & Watches, December 4th. Lot 116, diamond necklace by Graff, 18-carat gold, weight of diamonds 25-30cts, €22,000 (€30,000-€40,000). Lot 22, Edwardian diamond tiara-necklace, €21,000 (€12,000-€15,000). Lot 202, single-stone diamond ring, €20,000 (€6,000-€8,000).  Lot 54, gold and coral Alhambra necklace by Van Cleef & Arpels, €16,000 (€10,000-€15,000). Lot 56, gold and ivory Alhambra necklace, €15,500 (€10,000-€15,000). Lot 273, sapphire and diamond ring, €11,000 (€7,000-€9,000). Lot 146, diamond pendant earclips by Harry Winston, €11,000 (€6,000-€8,000). Lot 172, sapphire and diamond bracelet by Mouwad, €8,500 (€10,000-€15,000). Lot 34, art deco onyx and diamond bracelet, €7,500 (€4,500-€5,500). For more results see adams.ie

 Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers, Castlecomer, Co Kilkenny. Rare Book & Manuscript sale, December 4th. Lot 666, WB Yeats, The Wanderings of Oisin: Dramatic Sketches, Ballads & Lyrics, 1892, inscribed “to my friend Maud Gonne”, €48,000 (€10,000-€15,000). Lot 327, rare copy of Isaac Newton, Analysis Per Quantitatum Series, Fluxiones, ae Differentias: Cum Enumerationae Linearum Terti Ordinis, €26,000 (€8,000-€12,000). Lot 546, pair of pince-nez glasses belonging to James Joyce from the collection of his friend Thomas Pugh, €17,000 (€10,000-€15,000). Lot 543, letter from James Joyce to Thomas Pugh, €14,000 (€8,000-€10,000). Lot 665, James and Lucia Joyce,  The Mime of Mick, Nick and the Maggies, €13,000 (€5,000-€7,000). Lot 677, Seamus Heaney, Crediting Poetry: Nobel Lecture 1995, signed “true” first edition,  €10,000 (€2,000-€3,000). Lot 600, Ian Fleming, Casino Royale, 1953 first edition, €9,500 (€10,000-€15,000). For more results see fonsiemealy.ie

Hegarty Antiques and Fine Art, Bandon, Co Cork. December 9th. Lot 3, emerald and diamond art deco ring, €4,400 (€4,000-€6,000). Lot 27, pair of Louis XVI kingwood, side tables with ormolu mounts, €1,450 (€2,000-€4,000).  Lot 48, fold-over tea table, €625 (€600-€800). Lot 164, French mantle clock, €500 (€400-€600). See hegartyantiques.com

 Lynes & Lynes, Carrigtwohill, Co Cork, December 1st. Lot 115, Irish 19th-century mahogany dining table, €3,000 (€3,000-€4,000). Lot 116, set of 12 mahogany dining room chairs, original condition, €3,000 (€3,000-€4,000). Lot 100, French kingswood display cabinet with inlaid Sèvres porcelain plaques,  €1,300 (€1,000-€1,500). Lot 360, mahogany and  satinwood cabinet, €1,300 (€800-€1,200). Lot 388, Fritz Zerritsch, The Blacksmiths,  €1,350 (€1,000-€1,500). Lot 200, Regency brass six-branch chandelier, €1,100 (€600-€800). See lynesandlynes.com

Forthcoming auctions

Matthews Auction Rooms, Oldcastle, Co Meath.  The annual two-day Holiday Antiques and Interiors Auction will be held at the Oldcastle salerooms on Saturday, December 29th and Sunday, December 30th, at 2.30pm each day.  The Saturday auction, comprising lots 1-500, includes the contents of 17 Temple Gardens, Dublin 6, a house which was in the ownership of the same family for more than a century. The Sunday sale, lots 501-1096, features jewellery, watches, silver, objets de vertu and a single-owner collection of jewellery which was put together over a period of 30 years. Catalogues for both sales will go online on Wednesday, December 19th and Thursday, November 20th. See matthewsauctionrooms.com